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URECAT - UFO Related Entities Catalog

URECAT is a formal catalog of UFO related entities sightings reports with the goal of providing quality information for accurate studies of the topic. Additional information, corrections and reviews are welcome at patrick.gross@inbox.com, please state if you wish to be credited for your contribution or not. The main page of the URECAT catalog is here.


Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

The Flying Saucer Review reportedly told that in Long Beach, Mississippi, on January 20, 1965, at 09:40 a.m., a slow flying object was seen. It is said that two figures were observed, one of which seemed to be operating a "camera like device," as observed from the ground.

A website mentions that the US Air Force stated that it was a conventional aircraft mistaken for a UFO.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-000688
Date of event: January 20, 1965
Earliest report of event: 1965
Delay of report: Days, weeks, months?
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: US Air Force Project Blue Book.
First certain record by: Ufology magazine FSR.
First alleged record type: Official investigation.
First certain record type: Ufology magazine.
This file created on: August 28, 2008
This file last updated on: August 28, 2008
Country of event: USA
State/Department: Mississippi
Type of location: Not reported.
Lighting conditions: Not reported.
UFO observed: Yes
UFO arrival observed: Not reported.
UFO departure observed: Not reported.
UFO/Entity Relation: Uncertain
Witnesses numbers: Not reported.
Witnesses ages: Not reported.
Witnesses types: Not reported.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 2
Type of entities: Not reported
Entities height: Not reported
Entities outfit type: Not reported.
Entities outfit color: Not reported.
Entities skin color: Not reported.
Entities body: Not reported.
Entities head: Not reported.
Entities eyes: Not reported.
Entities mouth: Not reported.
Entities nose: Not reported.
Entities feet: Not reported.
Entities arms: Not reported.
Entities fingers: Not reported.
Entities fingers number: Not reported.
Entities hair: Not reported.
Entities voice: Not reported.
Entities actions: Not reported.
Entities/witness interactions: Not reported.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed.
Witness(es) feelings: Not reported.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Confusion, commonplace aircraft.
Explanation certainty: Medium.



Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that in Long Beach, Mississippi, on January 20, 1965, at 09:40 a.m., a slow flying object was seen. Two figures were observed (presumably on board, through windows or however), one of which seemed to be operating a "camera like device," as observed from the ground. No other information.

Albert Rosales indicates as source "Donald Hanlon, FSR Vol. 11 #2."

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on January 20, 1965, at 09:40 a.m., in Long Beach, Mississippi, USA, an object was observed on the shore by someone named Conlin. Two occupants of the craft were seen.

The explanation of the case is that it was an aircraft.

The sources are indicated as Webb, David, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports; Project Bluebook, (USAF) Blue Book files counted in official statistics; FSR, FSR (formerly Flying Saucer Review), FSR, London, 1966; Pereira, Jader U. Les Extra-Terrestres, Phenomenes Spatiaux, Paris, 1974 Schoenherr, Luis, Computerized Catalog (N = 3173); Eberhart, George M., A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies, Greenwood Press, Westport, 1980, ISBN:0-313-21337-2.

Points to consider:

FSR Vol. 11 #2 does not seem have articles by Donald Hanlon, and Donald Hanlon is probably actually Gordon Creighton, FSR editor at the time.

It seems this case, almost without ainformation, was explained by the US Air Force as a commonplace aircraft.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Ufology Severe August 28, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Totally insufficient information. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe August 28, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Case apparently explained as being a confusion by official investigation. Help needed. Opened.


Confusion, commonplace aircraft.

Sources references:

* = Source I checked.
? = Source I am told about but could not check yet. Help appreciated.

Document history:


Main Author: Patrick Gross
Contributors: None
Reviewers: None
Editor: Patrick Gross

Changes history

Version: Created/Changed By: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross August 28, 2008 Creation, [ar1], [ud1].
1.0 Patrick Gross August 28, 2008 First published.

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